Random Flow Generation Technique for Large Eddy Simulations and Particle-Dynamics Modeling

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A. Smirnov, S. Shi, I. Celik

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106e-mail: andrei@smirnov.mae.wvu.edu

J. Fluids Eng 123(2), 359-371 (Feb 16, 2001) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1369598 History: Received March 31, 2000; Revised February 16, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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The schematic of the flat plate wake
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Turbulence intensities at the inflow boundary, (a) Stream-wise, urms, (b) span-wise, vrms, (c) vertical, wrms, (d) shear Stress, uvrms
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Energy spectrum at different x locations, (a) Energy spectrum at the inflow boundary, (b) energy spectrum at x=0.16, (c) energy spectrum at the x=0.53
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Comparison between simulation and measured turbulence intensity (urms). – Present simulation results at x=31.75 mm. [[dashed_line]] Present simulation results at x=158.75 mm. [[dot_dash_line]] Present simulation results at x=361.95 mm. [[dotted_line]] Present simulation results at x=590.55 mm. □ Experimental results (Ramaprian et al.,) at x=31.75 mm. ○ Experimental results (Ramaprian et al.,) at x=158.75 mm. ▵ Experimental results (Ramaprian et al.,) at x=361.95 mm. # Experimental results (Ramaprian et al.,) at x=590.55 mm.
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Comparison between simulation and measured turbulence intensity (vrms). Symbols are the same as Fig. 10.
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Comparison between simulation and measured turbulence intensity (wrms). Symbols are the same as Fig. 10.
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Comparison between simulation and measured shear stresses. Symbols are the same as Fig. 10.
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Kinetic energy profile along the center line in the wake of a flat plate
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Unsteady inlet velocity components: inlet conditions for LES of a ship wake. (a) Streamwise (RANS), (b) streamwise (RANS+RFG), (c) vertical (RANS), (d) vertical (RANS+RFG).
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Turbulent velocity around a ship hull computed with the RFG algorithm, view from below
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Bubbles in a ship wake. Background shading is according to the turbulent kinetic energy.
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LES of a ship wake flow, (a) stream-wise velocity contours of the simulated wake flow, (b) instantaneous vertical vorticity contours
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Simulated flow-field, (a) Isotropic vorticity, (b) isotropic velocity, (c) anisotropic velocity, (d) anisotropic length-scale, (e) fluctuating velocity in the boundary layer
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Instantaneous velocity versus time step at different locations, y*=y/δ,( a) Axial, y*=0.13,( b) vertical, y*=0.13,( c) tangential, y*=0.13,( d) axial, y*=0.46,( e) vertical, y*=0.46,( f) tangential, y*=0.46,( g) axial, y*=0.76,( h) vertical, y*=0.76,( i) tangential, y*=0.76
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Vorticity contours in the boundary layer (a) LES (Speziale, 1998) (b) RFG (large length-scale) (c) RFG (small length-scale)
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Convergence of velocity correlations (a) Diagonal correlations (b) Cross Correlations
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Comparison with experimental data. (a) Fluctuating velocities, (b) axial/vertical cross correlations.
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Normalized divergence of an anisotropic velocity field



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